West Gate Freeway: Major works

This summer, there will be changes to traffic conditions for drivers travelling in the inner west.

We will be upgrading ramps, rebuilding the pavement and continuing to shift lanes on the West Gate Freeway to create new construction sites to rebuild and widen the Freeway by two new through lanes in each direction.

Motorists should plan ahead and allow for extra travel time with delays of up to 40 minutes expected.

Motorists travelling during this period should keep in mind the following 24/7 ramp closures:

From 11 January to 28 February 2022

  • M80 Ring Road ramp to the Princes Freeway (Geelong-bound)
  • West Gate Freeway outbound exit ramp to the M80 Ring Road (Greensborough-bound)
  • Williamstown Road inbound entry ramp to the West Gate Freeway
  • Geelong Road outbound entry ramp to Princes Freeway lane
  • Princes Freeway lane from Geelong Road outbound entry ramp to Gordon Luck Avenue.
  • There will also be the closure of a single inbound lane on the West Gate Freeway over Williamstown Road.

From 11 January to 14 February 2022

  • West Gate Freeway inbound exit ramp to Williamstown Road
  • Williamstown Road under the West Gate Freeway - closed in both directions. There will also be lane closures on Williamstown Road from 14 February to 28 February.

Affected routes

Truck curfews at Francis Street are still in effect at the following times:

  • 8pm to 6am, Monday to Saturday
  • from 1pm, Saturday until 6am, Monday
  • On school days – 8am to 9:30am and 2:30pm to 4pm.

Signed detours are in place during this period of construction works. We encourage motorists to plan their journeys ahead of time.

For updates on any changes to your bus route – please visit Public Transport Victoria's Journey Planner webpage to plan your journey and for bus service changes. Signage will also be provided at impacted bus stops in the lead-up to the works.

Other infrastructure works across Melbourne

Over summer, major infrastructure and public transport construction works will also be taking place across Melbourne. This also includes works on the West Gate Bridge carried out by VicRoads.

Major road works continue on the Monash Freeway, including daytime lane closures and weekend ramp closures as we work to resurface and improve the EastLink connection to the Monash. More information is available on the Victoria's Big Build M1 freeway closures webpage.

Details of the impact for each disruption will be made available ahead of time, and real time information on delays will be provided during each disruption.

Plan your trip in advance - for more information, check out the Victoria’s Big Build Disruptions page.

Thank you for your patience

These works are scheduled to coincide with the Victorian summer school holidays period when traffic volumes are lower, so that we can reduce the impact on road users. It also means we can complete some of the louder work during daylight hours to reduce impacts on nearby residents and businesses.

We know these construction works are disruptive and appreciate and thank the community for their patience. Keep up to date with these changes by